Athena Media’s 3 finalists in New York Radio Festival 2017

For the fifth year running Athena Media has multiple winning projects in the prestigious International New York Radio Festival Awards. 

Three of our 2016 productions, Wilde Stories, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Vocal Chords- In Conversation with Paul Brady, are finalists in this year’s competition which culminates in a New York Gala on June 19th.

Wilde Stories – Episode 1 of our transmedia project – Wilde Stories is nominated in the Arts/Culture category of this year’s New York Radio Festival. Wilde Stories was made with the support of the BAI, RTÉ Lyric fm and Dublin City Council and was first broadcast on RTÉ Lyric fm in July 2016. Wilde Stories is a creative arts collaboration with composer Michael Gallen, visual artist Felicity Clear, actor Robert Sheehan and Athena Media based on the work and life of Oscar Wilde.

Listen to Wilde Stories Episode 1: The Happy Prince:

photo credit: John Howard/Athena Media

The audiobook we produced for UCD in December 2016 – James Joyce’s A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man is a finalist in the category of Audiobook Narration Ensemble. Athena Media produced the audiobook of James Joyce’s novel to mark its 100th anniversary and the book is read by father and son, actors Barry and Sam McGovern.

Hear the full reading below:

Our third finalist this year is from our Vocal Chords series, Vocal Chords – In Conversation with Paul Brady. Vocal Chords is presented by singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and the original five-part series Vocal Chords – An Odyssey of The Human Voice, won Gold at the New York Radio Festival 2016. The In Conversation series features intimate one-to-one interviews with singers and songwriters and the first episode in this series with Peter Gabriel won silver at the New York Radio Festival 2015. Vocal Chords is made with the funding and support of the BAI for RTÉ Lyric fm and the Paul Brady documentary was first broadcast in December 2016.

Listen to the full episode below:

Over the past 5 years Athena Media has won 5 Gold and 2 Silver Awards at the New York Radio Festival and last year won the overall Grand Award for its history documentary Kinder Letters broadcast on Newstalk 106-108fm.

You can listen here via the New York Radio Festival site.